Future Marches In (Hillsong)

Artist: Hillsong United
Words and Music: Joel Houston, Matt Crocker
Album: Wonder
Release: 2017
Tempo: 132 beats per minutes
Key: D
Details: I noticed that most songs from Wonder album speaks about being not afraid. In future marches in, it talks about instead of being afraid we should face everything with God’s love.

With everything we afraid of, there is a salvation waiting for us. This is also what in mind in times that really bad things happen like a death of love ones. Some says why God let is happen despite of him being good and trusting everything to God. All I can say that death is inevitable what is far more important is how we are going to spend our eternal life. Continue reading Future Marches In (Hillsong)

Shadow Step (Hillsong)

Artist: Hillsong United
Words and Music: Joel Houston, Michael Guy Chislett
Album: Wonder
Release: 2017
Tempo: 118 beats per minutes
Key: E

Chorus
           E          B                     C#m7
Light up the way of Your heart
 A                                                     E
Move me like You do the mountains
B                                              C#m7     A
Move me like You do the wind
               E                  B                                 C#m7
And I’ll chase Your voice through the dark
              A                            E
Fix my eyes on the unexpected
            B                                                C#m7
In the wonder of Your shadow-step
A
So take another step

E-B-C#m7-A

Verse 1
E                       Bsus                  C#m7   A
You met me at the sinners’ table
E                      Bsus                     C#m7
I found You waiting by the well
            A
Unexpected
C#m7           A          B
You are always there
C#m7       A           B
Tracing all my steps

*Repeat Chorus

Verse 2
E                   B                           C#m7   A
You never left the lost forsaken
E                      B                             C#m7
Your mercy paves the road ahead
             A
Unexpected
C#m7       A             B
You are always good
C#m7       A             B
You are always good

*Repeat Chorus

Post-Chorus
                                 E    B
And I won’t be afraid
      C#m7
In every way
         A
You never fail
                         E     B              C#m7   A
So have Your way      here    God
                                 E     B
And I’ll sing Your praise
              C#m7
Fix my heart to Yours
A                                       E
Ready for the unexpected
Bsus                                        C#m7   A
Ready for what You will do next

Bridge
                   A                        F#m
I can’t explain Your heart
                    C#m                      B
Or dare to trace-out all You are
                     A
But when I think about
        F#m
The road You took for love
                       C#m                          B
I know Your grace will stay the path

*Repeat Chorus
*Repeat Post-chorus

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Wonder – 2017 Hillsong Album

This is the fifth studio album from Hillsong United that been released on June 2017 under Hillsong Music and Sparrow Records.

According to Joel Houston he felt that the album’s title and themes is about a wonder in both faith and worship. He added that this is a challenge and this is what actually worship in both expression of art, music and story. And for us to empower the conversation through worship, we need to re-awaken the soul to something that will lift their eyes to wonder of truth.

The album was debuted live during the Hillsong United’s concert in Caeserea, Israel which was recorded in a live video and released on May 24, 2017.

TitleWriterWorship LeaderLength
WonderJoel Houston, Matt CrockerMatt Crocker, Taya Smith4:54
Shadow SteppJoel Houston, Michael Guy ChislettTaya Smith5:34
Future Marches InJoel Houston, Matt CrockerMatt Crocker5:42
So Will I (100 Billion X)Joel Houston, Michael Guy, Benjamin Hastings, Michael Fatkin HoustonBenjamin Hastings, Taya Smith6:51
Splinters and StonesJoel Houston, Michael Guy ChislettJoel Houston, Taya Smith4:32
Glimmer In The DustAodhan King, Benjamin Hastings, Joel Houston, Dylan ThomasTaya Smith, Joel Houston, Jad Gillies7:44
Greatest of TheseBenjamin Hastings, Michael Fatkin, Joel HoustonJoel Houston, Brooke Ligertwood3:59
Shape Of Your HeartJoel Houston, Matt CrockerMatt Crocker5:02
Not TodayJoel Houston, Matt CrockerTaya Smith4:13
LifeJoel Houston, Matt Crocker, Michael ChislettJonathon Douglass, Michelle Cook6:08
Rain / ReignJoel Houston, Matt CrockerJad Gillies, Courney Tennikoff6:34
Water To WineJoel HoustonJoel Houston, Taya Smith, Jad Gillies9:47

Just like what we are expecting in most of Hillsong’s album it has a good collection of christian songs. At first you will only recognize few songs as your favorite but if you are going to play the entire album over and over, you will like all songs on their list.

Most songs from the album talks about being not afraid as well as God’s love. I really like Greatest of These, Water To Wine, and So Will I.

Wonder (Hillsong)

Artist: Hillsong United
Words and Music: Joel Houston / Matt Crocker
Album: Wonder
Release: 2017
Tempo: 88.5 beats per minute
Key: B
Details:

Intro
B

Verse 1
                                            B
Have you ever seen the wonder

In the glimmer of first sight
                                      E
As the eyes begin to open
                                           G#m          E
And the blindness meets the light
                                B
If you have so say

Chorus
B
I see the world in light

I see the world in wonder

I see the world in life

Bursting in living color
E
I see the world Your way
                                           B
And I’m walking in the light

Verse 2
                                            B
Have you ever seen the wonder
                              
In the air of second life
                                            E
Having come out of the waters
                                                   E
With the old one left behind
If you have so say

*Repeat Chorus
*Repeat Post-chorus

Instrumental
B-B-E-B

Bridge
B
I see the world Your way

And I’m not afraid to follow

I see the world Your way

And I’m not ashamed to say so
E
I see the Jesus way
                                           B
And I’m walking in the light

*Repeat Chorus
*Repeat Post-Chorus

Ending
Play the entire ending in B chord.

I see the world in light

I see the world in wonder

I see the world in life

Bursting in living color

I see the world Your way

I see the world in wonder

I see the world in light

Bursting in living color

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Reckless Love – 2018 Cory Asbury Album

This is Cory Asbury’s 2nd solo studio album after the successful release of Let Me See Your Eyes. The album released on January 26, 2018 under Bethel Music label. Cory Asbury also worked with Jason Ingram and Paul Mabury for the production of the album.

Before the album fully released, a carrier hit single, Reckless Love already debuted at No.1 on Billboard’s Christian Albums on October 2017.

All songs from the album were composed by Asbury in collaboration with other composers such as Jason Ingram, Paul Mabury, Ran Jackson, Amanda Cook etc.

TitleWriterLength
Reckless LoveCory Asbury, Ran Jackson, Caleb Culver5:33
Water and DustCory Asbury3:33
You Won't Let GoCory Asbury, Jason Ingram, Brian Johnson, Caleb Culver3:34
EndlessCory Asbury, Mia Fieldes, Jason Ingram, Hank Bentley3:57
Death Where Is Your StingCory Asbury, Anna Asbury, Jason Ingram, Paul Mabury, Bede Korporaal, Aodhan King4:40
Only Takes A MomentCory Asbury, Paul Mabury, Jason Ingram3:32
GarmentsCory Asbury, Tony Brown, Nate Moore, Tony Brown3:43
Your Love Is StrongCory Asbury, Veronica Harris, Caleb Culver, Daniel Laguna4:36
Born AgainCory Asbury, Amanda Cook, Steffany Gretzinger4:12
Endless AlleluiaCory Asbury, Ricky Jackson, Brian Johnson, Ran Jackson4:25

Actually this is the first time had listen to Cory Asbury and I realized that there are other great artists in Christian Music industry aside from Hillsong and Planetshakers. As I listened to Reckless Love, I got interested to his other songs and that made me complete the entire album. Cory Asbury filled my taste in music. Secular has never run of loud and aggressive music that is why when it comes to Christian music, I’m always looking for mellow and positive music which is Asbury songs all about.

Aside from Reckless Love, I like Water and Dust. It is very soothing and the chorus is very catchy is especially on the part of “don’t lose hope”. I also noticed that Cory Asbury song’s are easy to play which is a plus for me and also for those who want also to play a christian song and not to think how skillfully they are in playing it. As part of worship team, I always get caught of decision making of either I’m going to focus on worshiping God or the way I play the song. I know I have an commitment to play my instrument skillfully but there are times that I’m totally carried away and I want to stop what we are doing and just raise my hands. With Asbury’s songs that mostly composed of 4 chords, you can play the song easily and focus on worshiping God. Maybe because I’m not that good musician because I can’t do both things especially on difficult songs that requires my full attention. I hope someone can relate on me in this part 🙂

Cory Asbury opened up my eyes with other music to listen which I’m also excited to work with. I’m looking forward to fill this website with different inspiring songs not only from popular artist but all musicians I’m going to discover in my journey working this project.

Only Takes A Moment (Cory Asbury)

Artist: Cory Asbury
Words and Music: Cory Asbury, Jason Ingram & Paul Mabury
Album: Reckless Love
Release: 2018
Tempo: 134 beats per minutes
Key: E
Details: I figured out the chords in this song through bass guitar. The song has good groove which I enjoyed a lot playing the bass line. It has also fast chord progress that will be challenging to play on acoustic guitar. But overall the song is easy to play as it has only 4 chords and almost the same progression of E-F#-G#m-B.

The song is about declaration of what God can do. And everything including our brokenness and hopelessness can be fixed and it only takes a moment. We must believe that God can do everything and this is in an instant. But how lovely to think about that it is only takes a moment for Him to do everything and yet He  sent His Son as sacrifice for all of us.

If there are times we think of losing hope, let us remember that He can do everything as what the song talks about – everything. If He surrendered His Son for us, I’m very sure that there is nothing impossible for Him to do for us.

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Garments (Cory Asbury)

Artist: Cory Asbury
Words and Music: Cory Asbury, Nate Moore & Tony Brown
Album: Reckless Love
Release: 2018
Tempo: 79 beats per minutes
Key: F#
Details: The song telling us that despite how negative we see things, still God will make it positive beyond we can imagine. Because God is God of positivity even in sacrifice He saw it as triumph for us.

Regarding with this song and just like with any of his songs, it is easy to play with only 4 chord progression. What I found difficult Cory Asbury’s songs are being on key of B. For beginners, it is not easy to play a song with F# and B throughout the song. It requires finger endurance to keep the song of chords accurate. To make it easier to play you can put a capo on 2nd fret and play the song in D-E-F#m-A chord progression. Continue reading Garments (Cory Asbury)

Endless (Cory Asbury)

Artist: Cory Asbury
Words and Music: Cory Asbury, Hank Bentley, Jason Ingram & Mia Fieldes
Album: Reckless Love
Release: 2018
Tempo: 79 beats per minute
Key: E
Details: A very powerful song from verse to chorus. I really like how Cory Asbury sing the “measureless” part. Another easy yet moving song to play. If find difficulty playing for the G#m & F# chord, you can use a capo on 3rd fret and play Bm-G-D-A chords.

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Death Where Is Your Sting (Cory Asbury)

Artist: Cory Asbury
Words and Music: Cory Asbury
Album: Reckless Love
Release: 2018
Tempo: 79 beats per minute
Key: C
Details: I remember one of elders in a local renewal movement I attended saying that we should celebrate more in Jesus’ resurrection than Christmas day contrary on our custom. It is because the resurrection day is a proof that everything in Jesus teachings are true and will come true.

Death is inevitable and admit it we are fear of it. Even most people who wants to go to heaven afraid of death. Jesus understand our fear of it so He shown the way and prove how this fearful thing can do nothing against him.

Corinthians 15:55-57, “Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting? The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law.  But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

In this verse, death also signifies sin and sin has no power over God through Jesus Christ.

About the song, one of my favorite from Cory Asbury. It has a powerful chorus that is easy to remember both melody and lyrics. Continue reading Death Where Is Your Sting (Cory Asbury)

Your Love Is Strong (Cory Asbury)

Artist: Cory Asbury
Words and Music: Caleb Culver, Cory Asbury, Daniel Laguna & Veronica Harris
Album: Reckless Love
Release: 2018
Tempo: 67 beats per minute
Key: Db
Details: This album talks about love several times from the title itself, to love is strong, love is limitless, love is beyond our comprehension.

From the song, it says that God’s love is strong enough even to those who don’t believe or in fear of hopelessness. It is beyond our thoughts, that is why He sent His Son to us so we can understand His perfect love which is difficult for us human to behold. Continue reading Your Love Is Strong (Cory Asbury)